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Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good

By: News24Wire      27th October 2017 A familiar scene plays itself out daily whenever I visit my local 24-hour convenience store in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Despite the early... 

 Kenya grapples with domestic and foreign security threats

Kenya grapples with domestic and foreign security threats

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th October 2017 The current political climate in Kenya has created a complex security challenge for government, stretching the resources of security agencies to... 

FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

By: Africa Check     27th October 2017 In mid-October 2017, a “Walk for Freedom” was organised in Cape Town, South Africa, by international anti-slavery organisation A21. Close to 1,000... 

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Going fission?

Going fission?

By: Terence Creamer     27th October 2017 We know for certain what President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle was not. It was not about South Africa, or about good governance. It was... 

Democratic and effective policing

Democratic and effective policing

26th October 2017 Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sane Dhlamini about democratic and effective policing. Click here to read the column. 

Suttner's View: Will the ANC self-correct?

Suttner's View: Will the ANC self-correct?

26th October 2017 In this episode of Suttner's View, Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Thabi Madiba about whether the African National Congress will... 

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

Gigaba lays bare South Africa's economic woes: will it be enough to trigger change?

26th October 2017 Wittingly or unwittingly, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s medium term budget policy statement places him – and champions of the... 

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

Latest budget underscores desperate state of South Africa's finances

26th October 2017 South Africa’s 2017 medium-term budget policy statement represents a watershed moment in the post-apartheid economic and fiscal position. The best... 

 New clash in the AU over Western Sahara

New clash in the AU over Western Sahara

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th October 2017 Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the... 

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

25th October 2017 At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently... 

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